Don't matter how rotten you feel
there's a shadow in the morning
splits my head wide
memory keeps me back on my heels
like a cold wind
like a shadow it follows me round

we ride the line between tryst and crime
from the angels i seem a distant cry
but this is how i am and you are
and it's real life

I take a hold - then disappear
look for cover
helicopters circle above
we've worn your stone down to a sphere
you keep growing like a shadow
when the sun's going down

we ride the line between tryst and crime
it seems plain like day as the years go by
that this is how i am and you are
and it's real life


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    General Commentgreat mellow song
    Garrett Gon February 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHeard it on an ep. of [Scrubs]. Amazing song.
    jrfitznyon March 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is fantastic. Great song for loosening up. I heard it on scrubs too.
    mooseofshadowson April 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentawesome song
    supernukeon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcatchiest song in existence? i think so! it's sprinkled with nostalgia as i listen to it. i feel the protagonist is drowning in guilt and regret over something they've done ("memory keeps me back on my heels, like a cold wind, like a shadow follows me around") that they can't quite get over. yet he/she is beginning to accept that despite how they've felt about the situation for so long - trying to deny it or trying to hide from it, that's just life how is and that's just what they've become (and they inevitably can't change either).
    seamoraineon January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI know I posted on this a long time ago, but this remains my favorite song of all time to this day.
    mooseofshadowson April 01, 2009   Link

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